S&D: Misfits/Danzig

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No, seriously. I know Danzig is total camp, but I really enjoy his first two solo LPs, along with most of the early Misfits stuff.

daniel, Sunday, 20 January 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

don't you just want to give him a hug...i have a secret I want to love Glen fantasy too!

goeff, Sunday, 20 January 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

First few albums, yep. "She RIDES!" Great song. And there's stuff on the fourth album that's quite good, like "Cantspeak." Then he fired the band and, well, there ya go.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 20 January 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

search: just about all misfits (i don't like wolfsblood much), samhain's enjoyable and funny "initium". i still like the first danzig (has a weird, dry production that makes me instantly nostalgic for the year i saw them open for slayer) and selected songs from the later ones... but he went industrial at some point, didn't he? at the worst possible time.

your null fame, Monday, 21 January 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Danzig blows big buffalo beef, but the Misfits rock my underworld. Too bad their albums sound like they were recorded on wax cylinders. And not even the high bias wax cylinders, but the cheap Kmart brand.

Lord Custos, Monday, 21 January 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

there's something to love on all the original misfits albums, especially "Static Age". "Evilive", the live lp, isn't very listenable.

the first solo record is good schlock-metal. good cassette for driving in a van. haven't heard much after that, and I'm no interested in the idea of the reformed Misfits w/o li'l glenn.

What about Samhain? I can't remember much about that bit.

fritz, Monday, 21 January 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Misfits are one of the few bands that I never get bored of. After years of second generation bootlegs I got the coffin shaped box set which just took my opinion of them to another level.

Danzigs first album s the only one that matters. it all got too serious and commercial after that.

samhain... bring it on

Sonicred, Monday, 21 January 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

what the hell? can't kryst the conqueror get some love up in this motherfucker?!

your null fame, Monday, 21 January 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

My friend Howie lives in Danzig's guest house. Actually, he's in Danzig, but we never talk about that. We stick to more interesting subjects, like gay novelty records and Kim Fowley. But I've actually walked down the driveway of the Dark Lord! I wonder if he'll ever get rid of the pile of bricks that are in his front yard or if he'll hoping they'll be declared a local landmark.

It's funny, I remember asking Howie about the Misfits in '79 and he said, dismissively, "oh, they're just these guys from New Jersey who wish they were the Damned." Wish is true, but still, it put me off them for years, and they were SO GREAT.

Your Namedropping Putz, Monday, 21 January 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

My friend Howie lives in Danzig's guest house. Actually, he's in Danzig, but we never talk about that.

Well then! Arthur, connection to the stars. In a way.

We stick to more interesting subjects, like gay novelty records and Kim Fowley.

Hell, invite him on here.

But I've actually walked down the driveway of the Dark Lord! I wonder if he'll ever get rid of the pile of bricks that are in his front yard or if he'll hoping they'll be declared a local landmark.

A step up from a car on bricks, I guess.

it put me off them for years, and they were SO GREAT.

Damn straight. "ATTITUDE! I don't like your fucking ATTITUDE!"

Ned Raggett, Monday, 21 January 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

>Danzigs first album s the only one that matters. it all got too serious and commercial after that.

I dunno, "Her Black Wings" from II: Lucifuge was a pretty great single, and got some airplay on SoCal hard rock radio - it sounded soooo out of place, way cool. Thereafter, yes, pretty inflated. A band called Son of Sam sound one whole hell of a lot like the Misfits and have a guest appearance by Glenn D. himself on their "Songs of the Earth": like the idea of Bowie guesting on a Suede album: bizarre.

John Darnielle, Monday, 21 January 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

eight years pass...

I basically >3 this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCXak-hAO-4

The film clip is so advanced!!

wilter, Friday, 26 March 2010 14:43 (eleven years ago) link

S'pretty much where "The Matrix" stole all their ideas.

4 is a good album, really.

Slaughter in Robot Village (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 26 March 2010 15:10 (eleven years ago) link

also sounds like a blueprint for A Perfect Circle

that new wave hippie disco shit (herb albert), Friday, 26 March 2010 15:12 (eleven years ago) link

one year passes...

"Glenn Danzig's performance at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas was cut short last night (Friday, November 4) after an hour because the festival promoters were required to enforce the city's curfew.

According to a post from the event organizers on the official Fun Fun Fun Fest Facebook page, Danzig was scheduled to take the stage at 8:15 p.m. but made the crowd wait after initially insisting that he wasn't going to play because he said it was too cold and he had a cough. The promoters allege that Glenn demanded vitamins, French onion soup and a Wendy's chicken sandwich and insisted on having stage heaters and an on-site doctor.

Danzig finally appeared onstage at 8:55, nearly 45 minutes past his scheduled stage call. At 10 p.m, when Auditorium Shores venue rules stated that music must be shut off, Danzig blamed the Fun Fun Fun Fest organizers, telling the crowd, "I guess they've [the organizers] never heard of a thing called a riot before."

By the time Danzig's performance was forced to come to an early end, he had only gotten through two MISFITS songs as part of his "Danzig Legacy" set — featuring material from the singer's former bands SAMHAIN and the MISFITS as well as selections from his solo work — disappointing many of the fans, who took to Facebook and Twitter to slam the singer for his allegedly unprofessional behavior."

Message from the tour promoter, his side of the story:


"Hi. I book the fest. Those that are hating could NOT be more wrong. Yes, someone has your money and ripped you off. His name is Glenn. Stop by his house in LA with some kitty litter in trade for your refund, but we still had to pay him and ...he didn't deserve it after what he pulled. Here is how it went down...check the timeline:-glenn flies in this morning and says he has a cold and doesn't want feel like playing the show. he demands french onion soup and vitamins brought to his hotel suite. he wants to soup now and wants it hot. we get it.

-glenn says it's freezing in austin and he can't go on. says it's going to be 28 degrees tonight and he won't perform (keep in mind, it's currently 71 and sunny with a night forecast of maybe 50+). he says we have to move the show/festival inside if we want him to play (obviously, that's not possible).

-we rent stage heaters (no other bands, public enemy, mcd, passion pit, etc need or want heaters on stage...it's warm up there and not cold out) for glenn per demand, as well as bring in an onsite doctor to make him happy and be there if his cold doesn't go away.

-agents and managers assure us he's going to play now.-glenn's band/crew arrive before him in the afternoon and load gear. they said it all works, they get up the danzig banner, check lights, are happy.

-glenn arrives at 7:45 (half hour before showtime, they go on at 8:15 exactly and have a 90 min set...park curfew by the city/police is 10pm sharp)...when he arrives, he says he's not going to play. says he doesn't like how the banners are hung on stage and doesn't like the lighting or stage size (all this was advanced in email and phone well in advance and the band/crew loaded in mid day and were happy with it and said it would work...stage wasn't small at all). he wouldn't leave his trailer to go look at the stage, though, so the lighting company drew up specs for him to look at of the stage lighting 50 feet from his trailer and brought it to him to look over and prove him wrong.

-in the meantime, glenn's bodyguard gets pushy (literally) with murder city devils manager and tells them they can't have their friends watch MCD from stage and wants them to cut their set. kicks them off stage and gets physical with the band and stafff....oh, also danzig says he's just as big as slayer and slayer is playing a bigger stage on sunday and that's bullshit and wants to play the same stage slayer is playing...or won't play. makes him look bad.

-it's now 8:15 and time for them to go on. the band is ready, corpse make ups done, guitars tunes. glenn says he's not playing and that it's too cold outside. he said big stages should have windscreen so wind can't blow on him from the side. the stage managers then goes and gets tarps and tarp the entire side of the stage so now wind will hit him.

-it's now 8:40. we explain that it's cutting into the set and he's going to have cut the 90 min set if he doesn't play soon, as park curfew is 10. he says he doesn't feel like playing. says "i got a deathbug. if i go on stage and get sick, i'll die. i'm not getting sicker for this show" (NOTE: he totally looks and seems fine...no coughing, no paleness, no vomiting, just some balding and a gut, from what i can tell). we get the Dr and he says he can do a b12 shot or anything he needs if he feels bad...danzig says he only treats illnesses naturally, so won't do that. we finally get him to agree to play and have already informed his crew that it's only 60 mins (9pm at this point) and they start cutting some songs from the set list, so they can still do misfits, but obviously didn't cut enough.

-they went on almost and hour late due to the HANDS DOWN biggest rock star moment we've ever dealt with and then he tries to start a riot and blames the fest, the city, the cops and everyone, but himself. goes backstage and tries to fight a few ppl and get in the van and leaves.

the end....we're bummed to. we wanted to hear Skulls."

(Algerian Goalkeeper) Vs (Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker), Monday, 7 November 2011 04:09 (nine years ago) link

Amazing.

AG, can you post the link to the actual statement?

A. Begrand, Monday, 7 November 2011 05:05 (nine years ago) link

i copied it from dffd i dunno where the OP got it.
http://foreverdoomed.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=24504&start=20

(Algerian Goalkeeper) Vs (Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker), Monday, 7 November 2011 05:13 (nine years ago) link

Just found it actually...

http://www.facebook.com/funfunfunfest/posts/10150920539195381

A. Begrand, Monday, 7 November 2011 05:23 (nine years ago) link

wow, what a tool.

fill up ass of emoticon fart (crüt), Monday, 7 November 2011 05:28 (nine years ago) link

Slayer and the FFF fest with the brilliant final word:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150459574370390&set=a.93268160389.115115.12019910389&type=1

A. Begrand, Monday, 7 November 2011 15:54 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...

Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen Sit Outside of Glenn Danzig's House

http://vimeo.com/10616310

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 28 March 2013 23:58 (eight years ago) link

eight years pass...

This coming from the guy who still has to ask his mommy if he can go out and kill tonight

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Saturday, 1 May 2021 05:40 (one week ago) link


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